The best kept secret is in Texas!
New Braunfels, Texas
Having relocated my family here from Los Angeles two years ago after retiring from military service, the small German-ish town has much to offer and continues to grow everyday. With one of the U.S. famed water-amusement parks, being situated along two rivers, and scenic hill-valley views, it's the ideal place to live, work and play.
Currently, 3 new shopping centers are near completion with established outlet malls just 10 miles away from the town's center. New Braunels is also ideally located between Austin (Texas capital) and San Antonio, with excursion to Dallas and Houston within a few hours drive. So there are always places to explore over long weekends, or any weekend.
For housing, rent is very reasonable and buying is practically a steal. Half of my neighborhood are ex-Californians, who beat the hosuing market slump. There are plenty of good builders in the area, to include KB Homes, Ryland Homes, Ryan Read More